International | Government uses arrests, tear gas, and rubber bullets to regain control
by June Cheng
Posted 9/13/16, 12:46 pm
Five years ago, the fishing village of Wukan symbolized the power of grassroots movement in communist China when protests over land grabs ended successfully with a compromise and the ability to elect its own local officials. Yet those dreams shattered as images emerged Tuesday of riot police violently clashing with villagers after authorities imprisoned their former village leader on corruption charges last week.